8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Nathula and MG Marg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Tsongmo Lake and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shanti Viewpoint.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok tour planning website .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

4
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Tinchuley Village and Japanese Peace Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Mahakal Temple. Step out of Darjeeling with an excursion to Tonglu in Singalila National Park--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take an in-depth tour of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, and stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tonglu
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Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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